Thursday, June 23, 2011

A few of my favorite pregnancy resources!

Videos to watch:
The Business of Being Born (yes its the one with Ricki Lake but its informative)

Pregnant in America (you can watch this one instantly on Netflix)

Books to Read:
-Ina May's guide to Childbirth
-Ina May's guide to Breastfeeding
-Spiritual Midwifery is another book by Ina May that I have heard a lot of good stuff about.  It has information about homebirth, and it will be the book I'm reading next!
-Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent  (I absolutely loved this book!  It has lots of birth stories in it!)
-The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and all other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
-The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin
-Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean by Nancy Wainer Cohen
AND if you want to read something funny but not necessarily the most informative
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy

The book that I absolutely DO NOT recommend is the book What to Expect When You're Expecting.  It will help you very little and will probably leave you confused.

My ultimate favorite website is
I also enjoy reading (there is also a FB page called Birth Without Fear which is great for discussions!)

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